Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren’t afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive winemaking style based on his individual experience and taste, and their respective lines—By Farr by Gary, and Farr Rising by Nick—have received critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas.
The RP Pinot Noir (RP – Robyn Pamela) is in recognition of the matriarch. It is not only the support and goffering that Robyn has endured for Gary’s 40 year career. She has been in the vineyard and planted the first vines, driven the tractors, filled barrels and pigeaged at midnight. If we are ever a man down Robyn has always been the first one we have called to fill the void no matter the job, no matter the time of day. You can always count on mum.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Cote Vineyard as is the GC Chardonnay. A close planted / high density planting of Pinot Noir on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.
This wine is pretty and so very perfumed. The Côte sites simply produce amazing smoothness and calmness that stretches the length of the palate, as with the GC. There’s an abundance of fruit leading to fine and detailed tannin structure. To Robyn, cheers. Nick Farr
Medium ruby colour with tinges of purple and brick. The bouquet is superbly fragrant, high-toned and beautifully aromatic, with a lot of stemmy aromas among its great complexity. It shows some development now, adding up to splendid character. The wine is medium to full-bodied and chock-a-block with fragrant herbs and red fruits - raspberry, red cherry and redcurrant, with extraordinary intensity and great clarity. It's succulently fruit-sweet in the mid-palate and very intense, finishing with well-judged soft, fine tannins and a clean, supple-textured aftertaste. A glorious pinot. Date Tasted: July 2019; Drink: 2019-2029; Price: $119.00; Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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